Caught a Cold

18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:

Friday, February 6, 1914:  Got a cold. Guess tis the first I’ve had this winter. Didn’t feel very good today at all.

Picture Source: Kimball's Dairy Farmer Magazine (November 15, 1914)
Picture Source: Kimball’s Dairy Farmer Magazine (November 15, 1914)

 Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

Colds are no fun.

I always catch colds when I’m exhausted and feeling down.  I think that it affects my immune system.  I bet that the same thing happened to Grandma.

She did a recitation the previous night at a Christian Endeavor service—and it didn’t go well since she forgot part of it.

13 thoughts on “Caught a Cold

  1. Maybe she forgot part of her recitation because she was catching a cold?
    I agree with you. I’m more likely to catch a cold when I’m tired or stressed.

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